Caty was born and raised locally, in Waconia, MN. With a passion for taking care of others, she graduated from North Dakota State University with a bachelor of science degree in nursing. After college, Caty worked as an inpatient nurse on the general pediatric unit and the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) at Sanford Children’s Hospital in both Fargo, ND and Sioux Falls, SD. Relocating for graduate school, Caty and her husband moved back to Minnesota where she worked as an inpatient nurse at Masonic Children’s Hospital in the PICU. Caty earned her doctorate of nursing practice (DNP) in pediatric primary care from the University of Minnesota in 2018. During her doctoral degree program, she completed three pediatric rotations at Wayzata Children’s Clinic. Additionally, while at the University of Minnesota, Caty also completed a certificate in disability and policy services.
Caty enjoys working with children of all ages, with a particular interest in adolescent health and children with special healthcare needs, specifically down syndrome. When not at work, Caty enjoys spending time with her family and their rescue dog, Brynn. Together they enjoy spending time outdoors at the dog park, running, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.